The Banana tree is not really a tree, it is actually a giant herb plant. It can grow up to 25 feet tall, making it the largest herb in the world.
Coconuts trees spread from island to island by floating coconuts. Water currents take them to distant shores, where they wash up and begin to grow.
Living more than 4500 years, the Bristlecone pine tree is the longest living tree on Earth. Scientists have used their rings to reconstruct climate data going back to the year 9,000 B.C.
It is estimated that 50 to 70 percent of all the oxygen in our atmosphere comes from algae and bacteria found in our oceans. Trees and plants only account for about 20% of the total oxygen produced.
Canned food was invented in 1810 in order to supply Napoleon's army. The modern version of the can opener was invented 60 years later.
Wheat is the most traded crop in the world. It's grown on more than 500 million acres (2 million square km) of land.
French people eat 2 million eclairs every single day. It was invented in France where it was originally called "Pains à la duchesse."
Titan Arum (the Corpse flower) in Sumatra is the world's tallest flower, growing up to 10 feet tall (3 meters). It flowers every 10 years and smells like rotten eggs combined with moth balls and rotten meat.
The world biggest restaurant buffet organized in November, 2010 by Art of Living Foundation in India offered more than 5000 different dishes.